and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

From Corby to East Carlton

With Maureen. Break at E Carlton cafe.There and back, apparently about 8 miles in all. A fine sunny warm day today for a change.

Over the fields via the bridleway from the junction to Danesholme on the A6003. More oilseed rape, but with a decent pathway, over a footbridge. The next field has no clear path, but the direction is shown on the waymarker, and is diagonally left towards the far corner.

Here is a narrow path through the hedge, and you keep a hedge on the left in the next field, turning slightly left through another hedge to walk with the hedge on the right. follow this as it bends right, until you come to a farm drive. Cross this and continue in the same direction. 

At the end of this field is a narrow strip of woodland. The path goes through this, emerging at another track. turn right and follow the track as it bends to the left and heads towards the A427.
These sections were full of wild flowers - lots of cow parsley and some glorious pink campion too.

Cross the busy road, and follow the path on the other side, through more trees and along the edges of fields until you reach the old Cottingham to Corby Road*. On the other side climb a stile and go through a field with horses. Soon you meet the Jurassic Way path. Turn left and follow this - great views over the Welland valley to the right - behind houses and downhill towards Middleton.  At the main road turn right past the Red Lion, then cross over to pick up the Jurassic Way between houses. This path takes you along the bottom edge of East Carlton Park - there are several paths in on the left, or you could do as we did and walk as far as the East Carlton village road and back up the hill past the church to the main entrance of the Park. 

We followed much the same route back, though we shortened it by walking through East Carlton Park houses, and on to the old road, before joining the path (at this point*) and retracing our steps.

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